Board funds sheriff departmentsí armored vehicle

Friday, June 3, 2022

Derek Scott, County Sheriff, and Rick Singer, Plymouth County Chief Deputy, presented information to the Cherokee County Board of Supervisorsí May 24 meeting on the current 1980 Peacemaker Armored Vehicle that is used for a multi-jurisdictional emergency response team. Plymouth County is asking for funding to purchase a new vehicle that will carry up to 12 individuals and their equipment.

The Board agreed to provide a $25,000 contribution to Plymouth County for purchase of a BearCat Armored Vehicle with a $12,500 payment from the Rural Betterment Fund in FY22, and $12,500 in FY23 contingent on verification that the current 28E agreement addresses vehicle ownership with regular maintenance and insurance costs assumed by Plymouth County.

In other action, the Board approve an FY22 DOT Budget Amendment which transfers $100,000 from snow removal to engineering consultant fees. The lack of snowfall this past winter season left those budgeted monies availabble.

Supervisors also approved an underground construction on county right of way application for Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative in Section 2 of Spring Township; and an underground construction application for Nuvera in Section 15 of Pitcher Township.

County Engineer Sarah Tracy discussed bid results for the C16 resurfacing project which came in $1M higher than estimated. No action was taken.

Norm TeKrony, Engineering Design Associates, reviewed design plans for the Courthouse HVAC Retrofit Project and presented bidding and construction schedules.

The Board approved specifications and plan designs for the Courthouse HVAC Retrofit Project as presented.

Supervisors approved $2,500 for a ďCherokee County Provider and Program Participation AgreementĒ for fiscal year 2022 county funding of covered services provided by the Marcus Historical Society for the benefit of Cherokee County citizens and individuals. .

The Board approved a $75,932 salary adjustment for Gregory Zarr, County Assessor, effective July 1, 2022 as previously approved by the Assessorís Conference Board. Motion carried with Miller voting nay; approved a $60,746 (80% of Assessorís salary) salary adjustment for Joel Ehrig, Deputy Assessor, effective July 1, 2022 as previously approved by the Assessorís Conference Board. Motion carried with Miller voting nay.

The Board approved a $58,200 (80% of Auditorís salary) step wage authorization for Jodi Mongan, Accounting/Payroll Manager, effective July 1, 2022; a $58,200 (80% of Auditorís salary) step wage authorization for Kaitlin Letsche, Accounting/Elections Manager, effective July 1, 2022; a $50,925 (70% of Auditorís salary) step wage authorization for Judy Grienke-Miller, Real Estate/Accounts Payable Manager, effective July 1, 2022; and a $26.63 per hour step wage authorization for Kelly Ebel, Building Custodian, effective July 1, 2022.

Motion by Mummert to approve a $43,000 wage authorization for Amanda White, Recorderís Clerk, effective July 1, 2022. The motion died for lack of a second. Motion by Lundquist, seconded by Miller to approve a standard 4% cost of living increase from $18.45 to $19.19 per hour for Amanda White, Recorderís Clerk, effective July 1, 2022. Motion carried with Mummert voting nay.

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